•Their Fashion Styles Revealed
They are beautiful wives of Nigeria’s prominent Yoruba Monarchs. They are stylish and with the status of their husbands’ stools, they have gained high prominence within the social milieu. Gone are the days when queens played at the backstage. Now, they are very visible doing great things in the community where their husbands are ruling as traditional heads. We have these queens in numerous who have brought themselves to the people’s consciousness with their style and fashion sense, attending one party or the other, looking beautiful in lovely attire and also staging many fashion photoshoots for themselves.
Some are also very popular on social media, especially Instagram and this is where you see how gorgeous most of them look for all their social owambes. They don’t joke with their choice of expensive lace, jewellery, shoes and bags that hardly will you not see them turn up in and attract attention at parties. Some are the only wives of their husbands, but some are in twos, threes and five even.
You really will not see them at every other part, but they attend only ‘A’-list shindigs owing to their status as wives of first-class monarchs. They are very social and their husbands who also love to party compliment them on this aspect in this part as they sometimes go to events together.
They are very stylish and adorn expensive fabrics and choice jewellery. Many fashion vendors are always smiling to the banks every weekend when they want to step out because they always go for the luxury fashion essentials. They spend their holidays in choice destinations outside the shores of Nigeria and have become a sort of envy among their contemporaries.
They sometimes wear the same outfit, for their social outings, but not all time. They are dotting wives and loving mothers to their children. They are relatively young and mostly between the age bracket of 20s and 40s.
On the list is the queen of all queens on social media, pretty and gorgeous Olori Sekinat Elegushi, the wife of the Elegushi of Ikateland, the youngest Oba in Lagos, HRM Oba Saheed Elegushi, Kusenla 111,. She is a stunner anytime. She is always on the list of best-dressed Olori anytime she steps out. She is a graduate of Accountancy and has a rare talent with home designs and decoration. She runs the Queens Park and Lounge, a family leisure beach, Elegushi Beach and also has huge investment in the fashion industry. A mother of three, who is in her 40s with elegance, while remaining conservative at the same time, consistency and vibrancy define her style. She loves to play with bright colours and this habit is evident in her style of dressing. Did we tell you about her love for jewellery? It will wow you if you see her at any party. Her jewellery are always luxury redefined and carefully picked to suit her neck and outfits. She surely has them in numbers. Surprisingly, she is about the only queen who does not have social media account, but she has been a darling to all that whenever her beautiful pictures surface on social media, they go viral for weeks which has never happened in the history of any queen whom many social media users had to dedicate a hashtag handle for her. She is also a lover of exclusive pearl range of jewellery, all these fashion accessories do not come cheap but she has distinguished herself as one queen who gives others a run for their money. She is from the popular Ipaye family of Lagos and also runs one of the biggest foundation in Lagos, QSE foundation.
What of the Queen of the Source? Though Olori Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi, the pretty queen of Ile Ife and wife of Ooni of Ife, Oba Ogunwusi seldom attend functions except for the ones she attends with her husband, but any time she steps out for, many always want to catch a glimpse of what she wears. She is also very beautiful. She is used to her normal traditional outfits colour, white which she pairs with gold and silver colours. One thing you will also not miss seeing on her is her regal beads. She has them in large numbers and they also don’t come cheap. She is one of the queens who revolutionised the white colour, outfits which befit the queen. Prophetess Naomi is one of the stylish Oloris, rocking the scene. She is also very popular on Instagram and has huge followership. She hails from Akure in Ondo State and she is a prophetess.
Lest we forget, the new petty Olori Maryam Oniru. The queen of Iruland and wife of Oba Gbolahan Lawal. Stepping into the royal shoes in fewer than 4 months now, she surely fits Olori Maryam. She is beginning to blend so well within the social scene and her fashion sense is also topnotch. In the last 3 months, she has been seen adorned expensive and luxury outfits which she complimented with lovely accessories. Many people are beginning to curry her favour to be her friends. She looked so beautiful at all the installation and coronation parties held for her husband. She used to be a Police Officer.
What of the pretty Queen of Ilara Epeland. She became a queen less than 2 months and she has been celebrated by her top close friends ever since. Queen Bolanle Ogunsanwo is the pretty wife of the newly installed king of Alara of Ilara Epe, Oba Olufolarin Ogunsanwo. The duo has been very prominent on the social scene even before they joined the royal caucus. The new Oba is the former Chairman of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), before he became the 55th Alara of Ilara-elect in Epe in Lagos. Olori Bolanle is very pretty, her skin like milk glows, tall and one thing you can not take away from her is style and love for luxury accessories. Even before she became the queen, she had dominated the social scene like a colossus and had complimented her husband’s status in a great way as a former no 1 tax boss. Olori Bolanle has a retinue of friends within the high society and when we say, high society, we mean she has in her circle top celebrity women who are close to her as friends. She dines with the high and mighty. She is into fabric business and sells exclusive lace and high-end luxury HOH lace. She runs one of the biggest fabric stores in Ikeja. She clothes the likes of Globacom boss’s wife, Titi Adenuga, Anana Emmanuel, Roli Adeniyi, Yemisi Busari. She sources her exclusive fabrics from South of France, Europe and no wonder her unbeatable HOH lace comes from the source, Austria as HOH founders daughter, Selma is her friend. She is also one queen whose style you would always admire, she has been stepping out lately with her husband.
The list of queens will not be complete without recognizing the Alaafin of Oyo’s Queens. Though, they are young, but yet they mostly step up their style game in recent times. They now basically do photoshoots and look gorgeous at events.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has pretty young wives who are up to 8. The wives are Queen Memunat, Queen Damilola, Queen Anu, Queen Mojisola, Queen Ola Badirat, Queen Folashade, Queen Omobolanle and Queen Rukayat Abbey Adeyemi.
Queen Ola Badirat Adeyemi, fondly referred to as Olori Ola, is one of the stunning young wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, making waves on Instagram. She is the most popular on social media as we speak. She was recently in the news when she opened her new fashion and beauty outlet in Lagos. She is a brand ambassador of princess, brand influencer for elite style, CEO of Ajoke Closet, CEO Turban Heavens and Queen Secrets, Skincare.
Queen Memunat is also very pretty. She loves to appear in series of photoshoots..The pretty and young Queen, Memunat Adeyemi, glows differently. She is now dubbed the apple of Alaafin’s eyes. She is also dubbed the palace mother to some other younger queens. She is stylish, matured, beautiful and very accommodating. No wonder, she is well-loved in the palace and beyond. She is also an entrepreneur, who sells fabrics.
Another pretty Queen is Queen Anu. She was born on May 31 and in her mid-20s. She is from Osun State, Ede town to be precise, but she was born and bred in Ibadan. She attended IMG Moor Plantation for her primary school education and finished her secondary school education from Benatad Royal College, Johnson Awe Oluyole Ibadan. She is currently studying Political Science at the University of Ibadan. She is in her 300 Level and runs a charity work through her foundation underground.
Queen Folashade is also very beautiful. She is blessed with triplets for Alaafin. She was born on Feb 17. She runs a skincare and beauty store in Oyo, Tee boss. She shuttles London frequently. The other beautiful Oloris are Queen Damilola who was born on the 5th of August. She just recently gave birth to a newborn baby. Queen Opeyemi Omobolanle has also been married to Alaafin for over 10 years. Her son just celebrated 10 years. She is the quietest of all the Queens and very reserved. Queen Mojisola Ganiyat is also one of the pretty queens, her birthday is on the 10th of June. She has 2 wonderful kids. There is also Queen Rukayat Abbey popularly called current Alhaja. She is also very pretty and runs a thriving business in Oyo.
The beautiful and supportive wife of Olu of Itoriland, Olori Barakat Faderera Akamo who was bestowed with the life Patron of the Nigerian Union of Tailors is also one of the social rockers. She was well celebrated a few days back when her husband threw a 60th birthday party in Ogun State. She is always seen at many parties back to back. She also dresses well too. she is married to the celebrity monarch, Oba Abdulfatai Akamo, Olu Itori Egbaland, Agbodere 1.
Another stylish queen is Olori Ayeesha popularly known as Olori Aishat Yetunde Abdusalam. She remains the outstanding queen in the palace of Timi of Ede in Osun State. She loves to look good and she glowed differently during her husband’s 10th coronation anniversary. Her husband, the 13th Timi of new Ede, Oba Muniru Adesola Lawal, the Laminisa 1.
In Ogun State, some Oloris call the shots like the likes of Olori Tosin Khadijat Taylor (Nee Adegbenro) who owns the popular Khadtay Stop Centre in Abeokuta. She is very fashionable too. She is married to Rtd Assistant Comptroller General of Customs now a Royal Father, Oba Olufemi Taylor, Olu Kobape of Owode. Also another one is Olori Toyin Sowemimo, a very close friend of Olori Akamo. They rock the party scene together like no other. Mostly, you even see them wearing the same outfits especially when an aso-ebi is picked. She is the wife of Olowode Egba, Oba Kola Sowemimo, who was a Customs Officer.
What of the reserved wife of Ataoja of Osogbo? Olori Adeola Oyetunji? She is very pretty and stylish. Though a bit quiet, but when she goes out, you cannot but look twice, she is light in complexion, tall with a beautiful face. She is married to Oba Jimoh Oyetunji, Ataoja of Osogbo. Oloori Solape is the pretty wife of Oba Adedokun Abolarin, the Orangun of Oke Ila in Osun State. She is a civil servant and compliments her husband whenever they are out. Queen of Gbaguraland, Olori Omobolanle Alake Bakre, also makes this list. She dresses well and married to the 9th Agura of Gbagura, Oba Saburee Babajide Isola Bakre, Jamolu the second. Olori Olanike Ayinke Adekeye, is the queen of Joga Orileland. She is also beautiful and stylish. She is the wife of Oba Adeyemi Adekeye. Olori Oluwafunmibi Akinyemi is the queen of Iselu kingdom. The queen who shuttles between Nigeria and Scotland is a hairstylist. She runs a big salon in London called Return to Glory Hair and Beauty Salon”. She hails from Ondo. Her husband, who is close to celebrating 15 years on the throne of the Eselu of Iselu land, Oba Akintunde Akinyemi.
– TAYO FAJORIN OYEDIJI